late 18th early 19th century
Object Place: China
Overall: 19cm (7 1/2in.) Other (open maximum): 32cm (12 5/8in.)
Medium or Technique
Ivory; silk satin weave; metal
Not On View
Brisé Fan with carved and pierced ivory inner blades with a cream colored silk satin connecting ribbon. The top part of the fan, above the ribbon, depicts dragons and phoenixes. A band below the ribbon features shells and fruit. Small blank center medallion surrounded by dragons holding the scared pearl, figures and buildings. Carved guards have a dragon and two figures. Metal rivet.
Oldham Collection; Gift from Esther Oldham to the MFA, June 9, 1976